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Hundreds of Saudi camels die from mystery ailment
Reuters ^ | 19 Aug 2007 | Reuters

Posted on 08/19/2007 8:51:17 AM PDT by timsbella

RIYADH (Reuters) - Hundreds of camels have died in Saudi Arabia this week from a mystery ailment.

The Agriculture Ministry has said 232 camels died in the space of four days in the Dawasir Valley, 400 km (250 miles) south of Riyadh. King Abdullah has promised compensation for owners, who say the real number of deaths is far higher.

Agriculture ministry officials have denied an infectious disease caused the deaths and blamed them on animal feed supplied by food storage authorities.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: animals; camel; camels; epidemics; mysterydisease; saudi; wahhabism; workingdogs
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It's Sunday, let's have some fun. I say the ailment is "arafatigue"...
1 posted on 08/19/2007 8:51:18 AM PDT by timsbella
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To: timsbella

The Saudi dating pool is being depleted!


2 posted on 08/19/2007 8:52:41 AM PDT by NCBraveheart
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To: timsbella
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It's the curse of Arafat!

3 posted on 08/19/2007 8:54:16 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: timsbella

Chinese pet food?


4 posted on 08/19/2007 8:54:21 AM PDT by EggsAckley
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To: timsbella

AIDS?


5 posted on 08/19/2007 8:54:27 AM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: timsbella

I’d say the C.I.A. is responsible but we know they can’t do anything right at that agency/


6 posted on 08/19/2007 8:54:46 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: dragonblustar

Looks just like Mrs. Clinton


7 posted on 08/19/2007 8:55:22 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: timsbella
I wonder if the Chinese are making Camel feed nowadays.

I also wonder if the towel head camel humpers are giving them some sort of sexual disease

8 posted on 08/19/2007 8:55:25 AM PDT by Popman (I removed my Bushbot brain chip after he didn't veto the McCain Feingold election anti freedom bill)
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To: timsbella

bump


9 posted on 08/19/2007 8:56:35 AM PDT by VOA
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To: timsbella

Feed grain imported from China??


10 posted on 08/19/2007 8:56:42 AM PDT by o_zarkman44 (No Bull in 08!)
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To: timsbella

They should know better..you can’t teach drivers ed and sex education on the same day...


11 posted on 08/19/2007 8:56:48 AM PDT by lunarville
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To: timsbella

Allah calling up a fresh batch of virgins for the martyrs?


12 posted on 08/19/2007 8:57:28 AM PDT by LRS
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To: timsbella

Ha,ha,what they forgot to report was that in the same time frame 11,000 Saudi women died. Priorities ya know !!!


13 posted on 08/19/2007 8:58:09 AM PDT by Obie Wan
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“Agriculture ministry officials have denied an infectious disease caused the deaths and blamed them on animal feed supplied by food storage authorities.”

Looks the Chinese may have found an outlet for their excess pet food after we recalled all those brands


14 posted on 08/19/2007 8:58:17 AM PDT by Polynikes
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To: Popman

The canonical freeper responses. Thank you.


15 posted on 08/19/2007 8:58:48 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake but Accurate, Experts Say)
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To: timsbella

“Hundreds of Saudi camels die from mystery ailment”

My farce of a diagnosis:
The camels committed suicide rather than serve Wahhabists.

And no, I don’t even play a vet doctor on TV.


16 posted on 08/19/2007 8:58:50 AM PDT by VOA
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To: timsbella

The Saudis must be buying Chinese camel food.


17 posted on 08/19/2007 8:59:17 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: timsbella
The camels must be poking the wrong ends instead of their noses into the tents.

Leni

18 posted on 08/19/2007 8:59:23 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Three Cheers for the FRed, White and Blue !)
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Hundreds of Saudi camels die from mystery ailment

Women and young boys hit hardest...

19 posted on 08/19/2007 8:59:33 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: timsbella

Protein injections.


20 posted on 08/19/2007 9:00:30 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: timsbella

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not difficult for an Arab to have sex with a camel. It’s getting the damned thing to face Mecca that poses a problem.


21 posted on 08/19/2007 9:01:10 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: timsbella
Maybe they were fed Camel Chow from China?
22 posted on 08/19/2007 9:01:52 AM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (So, I put on some tangerine lip gloss and answered the door.. I was one lucky woman.)
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To: timsbella

I bet its syphilis or gonhorrea.


23 posted on 08/19/2007 9:02:28 AM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: LRS

Good one!


24 posted on 08/19/2007 9:02:55 AM PDT by mathurine
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To: timsbella

STDs?


25 posted on 08/19/2007 9:04:27 AM PDT by oakcon
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To: Joe Boucher
MOSSAD.

Bereft of their Indonesian camel boys, Saudi men will revert to heterosexuality, convert wholesale to Judaism, settle in Israel and vote in Palm Beach County, guaranteeing a Hilary victory in Florida.

Makes exactly as much sense as mihop.

26 posted on 08/19/2007 9:04:59 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake but Accurate, Experts Say)
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To: timsbella

Apparently our Saudi brethren don’t put too much stock in condoms.


27 posted on 08/19/2007 9:05:27 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich!)
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To: EggsAckley; Popman; o_zarkman44; kalee

We FRink alike!


28 posted on 08/19/2007 9:05:37 AM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (So, I put on some tangerine lip gloss and answered the door.. I was one lucky woman.)
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To: Caipirabob
Women and young boys hit hardest...

LOL

29 posted on 08/19/2007 9:06:25 AM PDT by Popman (Nothing + Time + Chance = The Universe ---------------------Bridge in Brooklyn for sell - Cheap)
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To: timsbella

Tainted Purina Camel Chow? Who knew?


30 posted on 08/19/2007 9:07:10 AM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: timsbella

STD


31 posted on 08/19/2007 9:07:30 AM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: timsbella

syphilis?


32 posted on 08/19/2007 9:09:06 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: dragonblustar

I’ve never understood why camel toes seem to be so popular. Like most of the pictures I’ve seen, that one just doesn’t do a thing for me.


33 posted on 08/19/2007 9:11:21 AM PDT by Bob
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To: timsbella

I guess the terrorists are responsible; Trying to create a “Camel Gap”


34 posted on 08/19/2007 9:15:29 AM PDT by Uncle George
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To: timsbella

it was the jooooooos


35 posted on 08/19/2007 9:18:55 AM PDT by Mercat (strategic deworming. Name of a new rock band?)
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To: dragonblustar

36 posted on 08/19/2007 9:19:39 AM PDT by andyandval
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To: timsbella

Aids, from contact with subhumans?


37 posted on 08/19/2007 9:21:48 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (I'd rather be hunting with dick than driving with ted)
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To: timsbella

variation on an old joke.... a ventriliquist was walking through the desert when he saw an old bedoin by the side of the road with his donkey, his horse, and his camel. The ventriliquist thought he’d have some fun with the guy and turning to the donkey, asked him how his master treated him. Throwing his voice, he had the donkey say, “Oh, he’s a wonderful master, he takes very good care of me.” The bedoin was stunned. Turning to the horse, the ventriliquist asked him how he was treated and again throwing his voice, he made the horse say, “Oh, he’s great, feeds us well, not too much work. Very nice.” Again, the bedoin was speechless with amazement. The ventriliquist then turned to the camel and before he could ask the question, the bedoin said, “Camel lies.”


38 posted on 08/19/2007 9:25:31 AM PDT by Mercat (strategic deworming. Name of a new rock band?)
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To: EggsAckley

Bingo...You win!


39 posted on 08/19/2007 9:25:50 AM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: Vinnie

My first thought. Oh my!


40 posted on 08/19/2007 9:25:55 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: dragonblustar

wouldn’t that be Arafoot?


41 posted on 08/19/2007 9:26:19 AM PDT by sure_fine ( not one to over kill the thought process)
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To: andyandval

Camel toads......lol!


42 posted on 08/19/2007 9:28:21 AM PDT by bobbyd (Flyer, I love and miss you...Lords best my FRiend)
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To: Mercat

LOL, I’ll remember that one for the cooler tomorrow.


43 posted on 08/19/2007 9:28:29 AM PDT by eyedigress
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Iraq’s WMD hidden under the Saudi sands are leaching through!


44 posted on 08/19/2007 9:28:40 AM PDT by Spottys Spurs
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The WMD’s were shipped where?


45 posted on 08/19/2007 9:28:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: EggsAckley

Wouldn’t doubt it!


46 posted on 08/19/2007 9:29:56 AM PDT by angelcindy (Where's the Fence?????)
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To: Spottys Spurs

WE were 6 seconds apart on our submissions!! Pretty close!!


47 posted on 08/19/2007 9:30:29 AM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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Nothing would surprise me with the Saudis.


48 posted on 08/19/2007 9:35:07 AM PDT by Spottys Spurs
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Camel pox ? Saddam and Company were fooling around with that stuff back in the day....(but, we’re not allowed to say that any more,are we ?)


49 posted on 08/19/2007 9:35:14 AM PDT by genefromjersey (So much to flame;so little time !)
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Agriculture ministry officials have denied an infectious disease caused the deaths and blamed them on animal feed supplied by food storage authorities.

Chinese?

50 posted on 08/19/2007 9:39:18 AM PDT by null and void (I hate to suggest something this radical, but why not let the policy follow the facts? ~ReignOfError)
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